"Cardiac unit Ward 38."

About: Blackpool Victoria Hospital

I'm back home after 15 days in the cardiac unit. The staff are absolutely brilliant, nothing was too much trouble, even in the middle of the night if i pressed the buzzer they were there in seconds.

I've been very fortunate, i'm 68 and had nothing to do with hospitals all my life so this was a totally new experience to me, i can't get over the dedication and care they gave to me a complete stranger. They say 'Oh it's all part of the job', no it's much more than that, they care, they do their best to keep things as pain free as possible, every nurse was cheerful and reassuring and at the same time very efficient in all they did.

All i can think is they must be like priests who say it's a 'calling' i'm surprised they haven't got halo's hovering above their heads or angels wings.

Nobody wants to be ill, nobody wants to be in hospital and before i went in i was scared not knowing what to expect, some of the procedures were not pleasant and I've still got pain which is only to be expected after what my body has had to go through but it had to be done and they made it as pain free as they possibly could.

The surgeon is a very clever experienced person and they have the best nurses on earth looking after the patients after they've done their job.

I hope we never lose the NHS it's got to be the best in the world.

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Response from Andrew Heath, Lead in Patient Experience & Engagement, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Stingray

Thank you for taking the time to post your recent experience. It is always really positive to hear about such positive experiences.

I hope that your recovery continues and I will share your experience with the teams involved in your care.

Thank you once more taking the time to tell us about your experience.


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